Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Apple Updates for Mac OS X

Brian Krebs reported that 31 flaws were patched in by Apple in the update released yesterday. Included in the updates was a patch for a vulnerability in eMac, iBook, iMac, PowerBook G3, PowerBook G4, and Power Mac G4 systems equipped with an original AirPort card. The vulnerability is with built-in wireless cards that cana be exploited by attackers to install malicious software.

"Other fixes released today mend easily exploitable conditions, such as bugs that attackers could use to install malicious code just by convincing the user to visit a specially crafted site or font files. Among the many other updates included in this bundle are fixes for ClamAV (an antivirus program) for Mac OS X Server, as well as those to mend a slew of problems with the OS X utility used to unzip compressed files."

Anyone with OX X is encouraged to install the updates.

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